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UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne

5 Expenses Reviews
3.80 / 5 based on 39 reviews
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foflygen
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Clarion, United States
Language, Undergraduate, University Agreement
UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
It's hard to compare this system with the one back home because I was given a stipend at my host institution whereas in the States food and lodging was already paid for. If you go through ISEP to come to UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne, you'll be in for a rude awakening on how much you receive in stipend money. It was barely enough to cover food and lodging at first with scrimping. Then, me and the other ISEP exchange students had to rally together to get an additional 40 Euros, putting the stipend up to 385 Euros per month. Out of that I had to pay 182.84 Euros per month in rent. And, the rest went to food. So, word of caution: make sure you understand your monetary responsibilities before diving into a study abroad program! Also, I spent less on a telephone because I didn't have one. Everyone...I mean EVERYONE...has a cell phone in France. We didn't even have a permanent phone in our apartment. I couldn't afford a cell phone on my stipend or my personal savings. Save a lot of money for travel because the school only takes you on one to two trips per semester (and usually they're only one-day deals). There is an international club called PhilÚas Fogg. They do trips. But, you have to pay to go on them. Keep that in mind. I had to pay 35 Euros for a weekend trip to the Loire Valley. It was well worth it, though.
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Significant financial surprise was that I had to set up a bank account for my stipend when I arrived. I expected that part to be taken care of by the International Office. Also see my comments in number 3. Cost-saving tips: don't buy a cell-phone if you don't need to. I used pre-paid phone cards the whole time (that my Aunt from the States was more than willing to supply me with!). If you plan on going out dancing and drinking, buy your alcohol at the grocery stores and drink at your place beforehand, then go dancing. It's too expensive to drink at the bars. Also, restaurants are expensive as well. You won't be able to afford it on your stipend.
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bjbryant
University of Georgia, Athens, United States
International Relations, Undergraduate, ISEP
UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
Both food and lodging were significantly less expensive than at my home university.
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Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Nightlife:
was the same price as at home.
Housing, Food, Overall:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Telephone service is expensive in France!
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anonymous
Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain
Philology, Graduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Basically because the cost of life in Spain is inferior
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Telephone, Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was the same price as at home.
Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
no
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Gemi
Universitat d'Alacant, Alacant, Spain
Translation/Interpretation, Undergraduate, Erasmus
UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Family<br> An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
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Telephone, Food, Nightlife, Overall, Travel:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Hanna
Helsinki University of Technology, Helsinki, Finland
Mathematics, Undergraduate, Independent
UniversitÚ de Picardie Jules Verne
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Government assistance
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I worked, but it was illegal/cash in hand work
Personal spending habits
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Food, Telephone, Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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